The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has been awarded the Sustainable Development Leadership Award at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit in India this afternoon. The award is traditionally presented by the Indian Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan … February 3, 2013
LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Certification announced its association with Green Hotelier, the leading source of information on the sustainable and responsible agenda within the hotel industry. As the key communication tool of the International … February 1, 2013
Seychelles President James Michel has sent a video message to the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, which was presented during the inaugural ceremony this morning. Mr. Michel was unable to attend the event due to the disaster relief operations on … January 31, 2013
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel has cancelled his working visit to India where he was due to address the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2013 on Thursday.
The President was also expected to attend the presentation of the Dornier Do-228 … January 30, 2013
Climate change, over-fishing, pollution, unsustainable development, and coastal degradation are just a few of the problems facing governments throughout the Western Indian Ocean region. These problems threaten the coastal and marine resources of the Western … August 10, 2012
The Cliff House Hotel is tucked away at the Irish coast, only two and a half hours by car away from Dublin. Nestled into the green of nature, it offers guests unrestricted views over the sea and the historical town of Ardmore, west of the shire Waterford. … July 12, 2012
World Tourism Day (WTD) 2012 will be celebrated under the theme “Tourism & Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development,” inviting everyone involved in tourism – from governments to businesses and tourists themselves – to learn more about … June 27, 2012
Delegates from the small islands developing states from the Indian Ocean and Pacific regions met this week in the Seychelles to develop a strategic plan aimed at integrating World Heritage site management with the sustainable development of local communities.
The … May 3, 2012
LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe today announced recertification of the Music and Congress Centre Lübeck (MuK), Germany. Located at the river Trave, close to Lübeck’s historical city center, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this … March 15, 2012
ABU DHABI - International personalities who have made significant contributions to advancing sustainable development through travel and tourism will be recognized with the World Green Tourism Award, a prestigious new accolade announced today.The winner … November 10, 2011
LOS ANGELES, California - In line with Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts sustainability efforts, the Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain has recently been awarded Green Globe certification. It is the first time in the kingdom, that Green Globe has awarded certification … November 3, 2011
Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure has described the Honorary Consuls of Seychelles as vital satellites, aiding the development of the country at the opening ceremony for the 5th Seychelles Honorary Consuls Conference held at the University of Seychelles … October 26, 2011
Seychelles launched its Sustainable Tourism Label Program with the Chief Executive of the Seychelles Tourism Board Alain St.Ange and the government of Seychelles' UNDP-GEF Program Coordination Unit (PCU), who had the honor of launching the country's Sustainable … April 20, 2011
The official 2010 World Tourism Day (WTD) celebrations held in Guangzhou, China, have underscored the need for increased action by the global tourism sector - as one of the world’s leading economic activities - towards the preservation of biological … September 27, 2010
LANDMARK UN SUMMIT
NEW YORK, NY - Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure has called on the United Nations (UN) to lead the charge in efforts to "re-set" the challenge of sustainable development to ensure that Millennium Development Goals can be met.
In … September 23, 2010
To mark the beginning of a new phase in its Silk Road Program, UNWTO, in collaboration with the government of Uzbekistan, will hold the 5th International Meeting on the Silk Road on October 8-9, 2010 in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The meeting will introduce … August 30, 2010
Prince Saud bin Abdul Mohsin, Amir of Hail, president of the Supreme Commission for Hail Development, announced recently the preparation of a an action plan for the comprehensive development of the historical and archaeological city of Faid. This city … June 1, 2010
Asilia’s latest addition to its Tanzanian portfolio, Sayari Camp, not only offers the chance to witness the famous Great Migration crossing the Mara River but has also been awarded by the Tanzania Tourism Board for its service offering in regards to … May 31, 2010
MADRID, Spain - The President of the Dominican Republic, HE Leonel Fernández, visited the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) headquarters where he expressed his firm belief in the social and economic contribution of tourism to sustainable … May 19, 2010
World Travel Market is aiming to smash the myth that responsible tourism cannot contribute to the bottom line.
A groundbreaking, one-day conference, "The Business Case for Responsible Tourism," will be held on Thursday, November 12 at ExCeL London, … October 1, 2009
Participating at the UN Leadership Forum on Climate Change at the UN General Assembly this week, Secretary-General ad interim Taleb Rifai reinforced the potential of sustainable travel and tourism, particularly for the world’s poorest countries. The … September 24, 2009
As world leaders meet to discuss a sustainable way out of the current economic crisis, many governments and decision makers still have some way to go before they recognize tourism as a sector which can be a relevant factor of the economic recovery.
Raising … September 23, 2009
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is now inviting tourism companies and organizations from around the world that can demonstrate best practice in sustainable tourism development to submit their applications for the 2010 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. … August 24, 2009
Whether it’s an event, product launch, conference, incentive program, marketing campaign, or sustainable initiative, now is the time for the meetings industry to showcase their achievements by entering the prestigious EIBTM 2009 Meeting and Incentive … July 21, 2009
More than a hundred tourism ministers and senior government officials are to meet at this year’s World Travel Market in London to address the most far-reaching and challenging global environment ever experienced by the travel and tourism industry.
The … July 8, 2009
The environmental record of IMEX, the worldwide exhibition for the incentive travel, meetings, and events industry, was recognized by the Association of Event Organizers (AEO) in London on Friday (June 19) when it was highly commended by the trade body … June 22, 2009
Accor has mobilized its work force and local communities in Korea for Earth Guest Day. Accor hotels’ employees in destinations such as Seoul, Busan, and Daegu, joined forces to help improve the environment by conducting beach and river clean-up campaigns … May 7, 2009
Investments in green initiatives need more than goodwill to get off the ground — they need business justification — especially in today's marketplace. PhoCusWright's Going Green: The Business Impact of Environmental Awareness on Travel evaluates US … March 24, 2009
The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) announced the 12 finalists for the 2009 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Under WTTC’s stewardship since 2003, the prestigious awards recognize best practices in sustainable tourism in four different categories – … February 14, 2009
LONDON, UK - The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today announced the 12 finalists for the 2009 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Under WTTC's stewardship since 2003, the prestigious awards recognize best practices in sustainable tourism in four different … February 3, 2009
GENEVA, Switzerland – Dr. Ghassan Aidi, president of IH&RA, announced today that on October 6, 2008, the United Nations Foundation founder and chairman Ted Turner joined IH&RA and other organizations, the Rainforest Alliance, the United Nations Environment … December 8, 2008
EIBTM, the Global Meetings & Incentives Exhibition (www.eibtm.com), is leading by example in its drive to promote sustainable practices in the global meetings and events industry and is currently implementing BS8901, a new British Standard for Sustainable … November 24, 2008
In the last two years, community tourism has generated over USD 20,000 income for villagers, while also generating funds to a children's center, orchid conservation and other community development projects."Community tourism goes beyond enjoying a new … September 17, 2008
LONDON, UK (September 1, 2008) - The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) - the business leaders' forum for the Travel & Tourism industry - today announced its call for entries for the Tourism for Tomorrow Awards, WTTC's sustainable tourism accolade, … September 1, 2008